Coppin State University News
By Tia Lewis
Baltimore, Md. – On Friday, May 30, 2014, Coppin State University President Mortimer Neufville, Ph.D. will deliver the greetings at Coppin Academy High School’s Sixth Annual Commencement ceremony. The program will be held at Coppin State University’s James Weldon Jones Auditorium, 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Md., 2126 at 10 a.m.
This year’s graduating class of 71 students includes 67students who have received college acceptances from more than 10 colleges and university, which include Alabama A&M University, Coppin State University, Hampton University and Morehouse College, as well as, four merit scholars.
“I’m honored that Coppin Academy High School asked me to deliver the greetings during this year’s commencement exercise,” states Dr. Neufville. “Since its inception, the goal of Coppin Academy is to groom tomorrow’s leaders, and as seen in the number of graduates pursuing post-graduation degrees at several notable colleges and university, its mission has come to fruition. I applaud the hard work of the graduates and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”
For the occasion, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby will deliver the commencement address. Councilman Mosby, a native of Baltimore, is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System and a proud alumnus of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Councilman Mosby received his M.A. degree in electrical engineering at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Currently, Councilman Mosby serves Councilman Mosby serves the 7th District of West Baltimore, which represents a diverse group of neighborhoods. He was elected to the position in November 2011.
The program will also include an address from the school’s valedictorian, Ty’Neila Johnson, and a selection from the Coppin Academy chorus.